Director

Professor Tania Sorrell, MB BS, MD, FRACP

The director of MBI, Tania Sorrell

Tania Sorrell is the Director of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) and the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Westmead; Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases; and a Senior Physician in Infectious Diseases at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

She has longstanding interests in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Infectious Diseases, especially in immunocompromised hosts, and in the emergence of resistant micro-organisms.

Her research into the serious fungal infection, cryptococcosis, has provided new insights into host-microbial interactions and new drug development.

She has developed new diagnostics for fungal diseases and is on international committees developing guidelines for therapy.

She has served/serves on state and national advisory committees in Infectious Diseases, including pandemic planning for influenza, approval of therapeutic agents and both the Research and Human Ethics Committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

MBI is administered by the Director, Professor Tania Sorrell, assisted by a core executive team.